Buena Vista Social Club


Author: Wim Wenders,Donata Wenders,Ry Cooder

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780500282205

Category: Buena Vista Social Club (Motion picture).

Page: 131

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'The Buena Vista Social Club' is one of the biggest musical success stories of our times. The rediscovery of these veteran Cuban musicians by Ry Cooder, with a hugely popular CD, sell-out concerts in Amsterdam and New York and an award-winning film made by Wim Wenders, has been an international sensation. Ry Cooder’s journey to Cuba is commemorated in this remarkable book capturing the time that Cooder and Wenders spent, wandering the streets of Havana, in the studio, in cafés, clubs and in the homes of the musicians, the legendary ‘Soneros’ of the 1930s, 40s and 50s. They told the stories of their lives, and made songs together, deeply rooted in Cuban traditions which they both followed and transformed.

Cuban Music

From Son and Rumba to the Buena Vista Social Club and Timba Cubana


Author: Maya Roy

Publisher: Markus Wiener Publishers

ISBN: 9781558762824

Category: Music

Page: 246

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Native Americans supplied the maracas, African slaves brought drums and ritual music, and Spaniards contributed guitars, brass instruments, and clarinets. Cuban culture represents a convergence of these diverse backgrounds.?This book helps explain the many musical threads that fused to form the rich musical heritage of Cuba. Roy traces the music?s development from its rich roots?to music since the Cuban revolution and post-Buena Vista Social Club directions.??Library Journal?From Rumba to rap, Paris-based writer Maya Roy surveys the history of Cuban music, showing how the island?s colonial history led to a unique fusion of musical influences from around the world. Cuban Music examines the ritual music of slaves; popular songs and the impact of Catholic liturgies; the roots of dances like the mambo and the cha-cha-cha; and the fate of music after the Communist revolution, when many musicians emigrated and new experimental groups were formed by Cubans on and off the island. Roy also discusses Buena Vista Social Club and the controversies stirred by the film?s nostalgic view of Cuba?s 1950s ?golden age.???Publisher?s WeeklyMaya Roy, University of Paris, has written extensively about Cuba and Caribbean identity and hosted a variety of music programs.

Buena Vista Social Club


Author: Wim Wenders,Donata Wenders,Ry Cooder

Publisher: Te Neues Publishing Group

ISBN: 9783823854449

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 131

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Gathers photographs, film stills, and text from the documentary film "Buena Vista Social Club," and profiles several of the Cuban musicians featured in the film.

Buena Vista in the Club

Rap, Reggaetón, and Revolution in Havana


Author: Geoffrey Baker

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 0822349590

Category: History

Page: 410

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Geoffrey Baker traces the trajectory of the Havana hip hop scene from the late 1980s to the present and analyzes its partial eclipse by reggaet&ón.

Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture


Author: Cordelia Candelaria

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313332104

Category: Social Science

Page: 981

View: 6518

Contains entries that provide information about various aspects of Latino popular culture, covering people, celebrations, food,sports, events, literature and film, fashion, and other topics; arranged alphabetically from A to L.